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Recap of our #SaveTheArts Community Briefing

Last Thursday, leaders of Philadelphia business and cultural organizations joined with elected officials Thursday to oppose President Donald Trump's plan to eliminate national arts and heritage agencies. Speakers included Art-Reach’s John Orr, Councilmen Kenyatta Johnson and Al Taubenberger, Senator Vincent Hughes, and more. African American Museum in Philadelphia’s Patricia Wilson Aden encouraged Philadelphia's arts sector to become activists, under the hashtag #SaveTheArts.

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What’s next in Advocacy:

Arts Advocacy Week: April 17-21, 2017

Next week we’ll meet with the City Council to share Agenda: Pre-K with them and discuss what’s at stake for arts & culture both locally and at the state and national levels.

Email us at if you’re interested in joining us for a visit with a councilmember!

Arts Advocacy Week Kick-Off

Join Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance for a happy hour kickoff to Philadelphia Arts Advocacy Week. At a time when arts funding is under fire, consider this a fun evening out to show your support for the arts in Philadelphia. Mingle and network with like-minded arts leaders and artists, as well as people working in city offices.

Complimentary drinks and light fare provided by Republic Bank. Live entertainment and creative projects to be announced.

Space is limited. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

PA Arts Advocacy Day April 25, 2017

Do you support a sustainable funding source for statewide arts and culture?  Join us in Harrisburg on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 for Pennsylvania Arts & Culture Advocacy Day.  This is your opportunity to meet with your legislators to share your priorities for arts and culture in the Commonwealth.  The day kicks off with a meeting of the PA Legislative Arts & Culture Caucus at 9 a.m. and a press event follows in the Main Rotunda at 11 a.m.  Culminating events will be meetings with your members of the PA General Assembly. Citizens for the Arts can help you schedule your legislative appointments. You can register online or by emailing Jenny Hershour at